Microsoft Japan Hosts “Xbox One Girls’ Party” in Tokyo; Check Out a Ton of Pictures

on June 28, 2016 4:23 PM

As announced a few weeks back, Microsoft Japan held an “Xbox Girls’ Party” (Xbox Joshikai) on Sunday at its main headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

The party was suggested by a fan via the “Ultimate Gaming Experience” initiative, and was built on the idea of the “Joshikai,” which basically means “girls’ party.” It’s a kind of ladies-only event that has become commonplace in Japan, prompting participants to have lunch or dinner, go shopping and enjoy activities together.

The party welcomed about fifty ladies selected randomly among those who applied via social media, providing games, prizes, swag and a lot of super-cute Xbox-themed sweets and snacks.

Interestingly, while the sweets and snacks were definitely on the girly side, many of the games playable at the event didn’t really match the stereotypical view of Japanese ladies, and breaking that stereotype certainly appears to be one the purposes of the event.

Below you Can see quite a few pictures, spread on social media by both Microsoft Japan and some of the participants. Judging by the comments, the event seems to have been quite well received:

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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